Tera Lyn Childs shares her first “official” review for OH. MY. GODS. Advanced Reader proclaims the book, “a really fun, funny, and heartwarming story,” and “so. much. fun.” Check out the entire review here: http://advanced-reader.blogspot.com/2008/02/swish.html
Tera is also heading to the Romantic Times Convention in Pittsburgh, PA next month, where she will participate on two Young Adult/Teen panels.
Christie Craig and her writing partner, Faye Hughes, received an offer for their new non-fiction book. The book is a humorous selfhelp relationship book on what women can learn from romance
heroines. She also received a phone message written by her son: “Someone called and said U finaled in the GAL WISON award.” Congratulations, Christie, on your Southern Magic RWA Gail Wilson final for DIVORCED, DESPERATE AND DELICIOUS!! Winners will be announced at the Silken Sands Writers Conferencein Pensacola Beach, Fla. on April 12th, and we’ll all be cheering for you!
If you’re headed to the Romantic Times Convention, check out Christie and Faye’s Great Agent Hunt workshop. Christie will also be sitting on a Contemporary Romance panel!
Kudos to Vicky Dreiling! Bookends, Inc. Literary Agency has been running a weekly contest for the first 100 words of a manuscript. Last week Vicky was one of three runners-up in the historical romance category. Kim Lionetti, Agent, had this to say about Vicky’s 100 word entry, excerpted from her book, THE DUCHESS COMPETITION:“Just plain wonderfully written. I can see Tristan standing there and smirking. Another hero I’m dying to hear more from. From this short excerpt, we know that he plays his role as a society gentleman, but he recognizes the silliness of it all and doesn’t take himself too seriously either. I’m dying to meet the woman who will catch his eye and get past his jaded perception on the fairer sex.”
Levy Home Entertainment has invited Deeanne Gist to be a part of their 2008 Author Bus Tour which is hosted by Meijer. It will be a 5-city bus tour with 9 scheduled signings. The tour is scheduled to take place September 18 – 21. Visit Deeanne’s web site at www.IWantHerBook.com for more information.”
That’s not all of Deeanne’s good news! THE MEASURE OF A LADY is a finalist in the Most Emotional category of the 2007 Anne-Bonney Readers’ Choice Award Contest. The books will now be sent to booksellers to determine the winners.
Tracy Goodwin has good news in multiples!! She finaled in the Houston Bay Area’s JABBIC contest – DANCE WITH DECEPTION placed fifth in the Historical Romance category! DANCE WITH DECEPTION received another five star review, this one from Lettetia Elssaser of SingleTitles.com who stated “DANCE WITH DECEPTION is a stellar debut by gifted author, Tracy Goodwin. You will be proud to display this one on your‘keeper’ shelves … DANCE WITH DECEPTION expertly blends romance, danger and lush sensuality in one brilliant novel. I applaud you, Ms Goodwin.” DANCE WITH DECEPTION also received a five cup review from Coffee Time Romance who said “DANCE WITH DECEPTION is a lush and endearing romance … as touchingly romantic as anything I have read recently.” And from Fallen Angel Reviews, a four angel review, stating “DANCE WITH DECEPTION is a riveting story from beginning to end … the depth of emotions expressed will touch the heart and have readers cheering this couple on. This was a highly satisfying read and it is a definite page-turner!!!”
Applause for Patty Henderson! Her book, THE GIFT OF DECEPTION, has garnered an enthusiastic review from The Long and The Short Of It, who calls the book, “a surprisingly thrilling romance”. The reviewer concludes, “This contemporary romance hides many fun surprises, a couple scary ones, and offers some very well developed characters. It also houses some super suspenseful moments – once you get started, you won’t want to put it down! 4 books”.
Sharie Kohler/Sophie Jordan will be participating in a historical panel, as well as signing her historical and paranormal titles at the Romantic Times Convention!
Linda Jacobs announces that the third book in the Yellowstone Series, LAKE OF FIRE, finaled in the Spur Awards from Western Writers of America! It also won the New Mexico Press Women’s 2008 Excellence in Communications Competition in the novel category. She also received word the book finaled in the Gail Wilson Competition. That’s a lot to celebrate, Linda!
Congratulacion!! Dawn Temple has received some extra special news! Her debut, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, has been reissued under Harlequin’s Julia line. She can’t read most of the copyright page, but her best guess is, Marido y mujer will be distributed in Mexico and South America. It’s very exciting to see her words translated to another language, not that she has a clue what they say!
Teri Thackston (writing as Tea Trelawny, for Ellora’s Cave) is thrilled by the review her first erotic romance, GOING DOWN? received from Manic Readers. Among other things, the reviewer said, “Going Down? is absolutely fantastic! This is the best erotic romance story I’ve ever read. I was hooked from the very first sentence and fell head over heels for all of the wonderful characters.”